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NEW YORK, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 10U.-SIX TARTS-SIXTY PAGES.
PRICE FIVE C
Hermans Attack Fiercely onWhole Line;
Cross Meuse and Take Fort de Romains;
Allies Report Entire Assault Repulsed
Hinman Prediction Gives
Him 7,100 Plurality
WHITMAN WILL LOSE,
Prosecutor's Aids Say Up-,
state Rival's Claims
Barnes Strength in Republican
Party to Oet Acid Test at *
paign managers for the three
candidat.*? for the Republican nomina
tien for ?Governor yesterday gave their
aval wor<l on the result of the primary
ii Hinman headquarters came a
tarei'il estimate bat-ed on a thorough
elect?? district canvass which indl
catt-d that he would win by a plurality
Mr. Tanner, the Whitman mtnager, j
tonteni-id hin-seif with saying that the '
District Attorney would carry two- ;
^^^L of the counties and that the
?An vote would be twice that of I
Hedges and Hinman combined.
From the Heilte.? headquarters came
a fencrd statement that Whitman
c?uld not possibly ??in and that Hedges
i- also issued on the
for the nomination for the United
rhaJf'.?ends of others
?ontei eXaxes on the state ;
roundinp- up their ?
Figure Hinman Plurality.
former State Super? j
: ?tinr, who has a rep.-1
LTU??ng election forecast*. ,
'.at Hinman will get a
20,000 on a ?mailer total .
by -Mr. Mi-Knight. He ,
k?s he ??.,! with the Hinrnan i
?"-?dquart?-: ant! has used the Hinman !
nagUi' i, making his esti- !
Uttte.s. Thin i< hi.; forecast, on which
be ?ays )-,< ?s willing to stake his repu?
tation m that line:
! election districts in
?utside of the City o'
Vurk and 1,1 ?SO in the city. The
n.ro'nn t. : outside of'the City of New
Vori; iid in the city 1-57,000.
1 i Fifty per cent of
enrolment will be polled in the
per cent upstate. This
would make the vote in Xew York City
"S.W ite 127,750, a total of
"Hinman will -e-ccive in the dwtricta
nut-id?* of rh?- City of New York 77,000
cit> K'.oot?. a total of 30,000.
"Whitman will receive in New York
29.000 outside of the
total of 70,000.
II receive in Ne** York
ml lK/aO?. oufside of the
? total of 18,000."
ni <. Ko?nig, pr?sidant of the
County Committee, when he heard
? -timate for Hinman
plurality of only 7.100 for
"fh?t i> ;, confession of defeat. I
?t pretend to say what upstate1
Mi. Whitman, but I Uo say j
?'< D'strict Attorney will carry I
seven cut of the thirty-one As
.n this county. The
d 2?th will go for
- hut all my information is that
:'.t. m which John J. Lyons, a
^?r* n-kri? ?s leader, will go for
??-??itmaii. i aig? ain tvil\ th(lt Wnit.
:?}*" will carry the 23d. which Collin
???adward, th?- leader, has declared
ou'd go for fiinman."
I ?ndidat- 4 Hbh.v at Piniah.
?Atir Hiiimo spent the last day
"*.?* ^n-faign here, and last night
?iHt*?1 three rn.-etings in Harlem
?a?!*** . ?^ *'"? ''"-voted lust night
hutta-i and The Bronx.
?\ ?A hitn?*n made his
?j.^',''-"??*" ' I>"err ", I'oui'hkeei'sle.
'Unman, looked well and ex
'??0 every conlidi nee in the cut
01 th?. election
,0?tnd in my trip throughout tho
. * -ealuation on the p?rt of Re
??*a?e?r ?i.1 " ?'?"'?eiadoa? impor
?i-v S***** ?** De ?cttled in the
^K ?n Monday next," aaid Mr.
nli ?. ,y '*ow fairly realize that
?*?? ?ea>Jy u?onte.t between in
FOR MONDAY'S PRIMARIES.
ANTI-BARNEb. OFFICE. BARNES.
William M. Calder.U. S. Senator.. James W. Wadiworth, jr.
Harvey D. Hinman. Governor_Charles S. 'Vhitman.
Seth G. Heacock.Lieut.-Gov'nor .. Edward Schoeneck.
Francis M. Hugo.S?*c'y of State... William D. Cunningham.
Samuel Strasbourger.Controller ... Eugene M. Travis.
James L. Wells.'.State Treasurer.. James L. Wells.
Egbert E. Woodbury or? Attorney Gen'l E8bert E- Woodbury or*
Edward R. O'Malley.... Edward R. O'Malley.
Arthur O'Brien.State Enginee v. Frank M. Williams.
?No factional choice.
IN TEN-WORD WILL
Shortest Testament in History
of Surrogates' Court Filed in
Probably the shortest will ever filed
in the Surrogates* Court was that o:'
Mrs. Lucy Mackenzie Knight, filed yes?
terday. It read: "I leave all 1 own to
my soi*. Colin Mackenzie."
The will was written with a lead pen?
cil on a blank that contained many
other markings, anil in the apparent
desire of the testatrix to make her will
a brief document ahe forgot to appoint,
an executor of her catate, which will
necessitate the appointment of an ad?
ministrator. The estate ic valued at
Another will by Mvs. Knight was
filed in the Surrogate's' Court Septem?
ber 19. The will filed yesterday was
executed last March at 5*> East 9*8d st.,
and the earlier instrument waa made
in lSa-& Under this will Mrs. Florence
B. Thomas, a sister, was to receive ten
shares of Standard Oil stock and the
son, the solo beneficiary under the
later will, waa t? have only a diamond
ring. Charles H. Kaigbt, hu?l>arul of
the testatrix, who was ta receive the
resTdue u-tnt-rr the prior wilt, rMoi be?
fore his mitt.
ON MEXICO TALK
Understood to Have Denied In?
terview Criticising United
London, Sept. 2-8.? Sir Lion?.; Cur
dent, Briti?h Minister to Mexico, who
recently was appointed Minister to Bra
zit. cnllcd st tho Foreign Office to-day
and made his report to Sir Edward
Grey, Secretary of State fur Foreign
While ?*<. official announcement has
been mad? concerning- the interviews
credit***] to Sir Lionel Carden criti
i ?sing the American administration in
Mexican affairs, he is understood to
l.avc denied Mich statement.
KING AND QUEEN
With Princess Mary Spend Day
at Aldershot?Visit German
Aldcr.-hot, England, Sept. 26.- King
George, who was accompanied by Queen
Mary and their daughter, Princess
Mary, spent the day here inspecting a
huge seetio i ->f Field Marshal Earl
Kitchener's new army. Most of the
men were in khaki, but here and there
were seen splashes of black, where
regiments of men who had not yet re?
ceived their uniforms were drawn up.
Altogether ir>J,000 men passed before
their majesties, many of them wearing
ribbons and medals of the South Afri?
can and other campaigns.
Thi royal party also made a tour of
the German prisoners' camp. The King
and Queen will devote Sunday to visit?
ing the wounded.
. . ? ? ?? -
Bordeaux, Sept. 26.-?The Germans
! arc paying marked attention to the
: honied of President Poincar? and
! members of his family.
The Presidents country house at
Sampigny, in the Department of Meuse,
twenty-live miles south of Verdun, was
bombarded with special violence yes?
terday, according to news received
here by the French government.
The Germans previously had pillaged
the house of the President's parents at
Nubecourt and the home at Triaucourt
of Lucien Poincar?, a cousin of the
CANT CASH COUPONS
Venice, Sept. 2C.-~A telegrsm from
Vienna states that the Minister of
Finunce is considering the question of
! the payment of the coupons of Au
I ?trian Rentes due October 1 to hold
< era in Franc? and England. In view of
! the action, it is said, taken by fhose
countries regarding the payment of
(iehts due in Austria it is expected that
. the Minister will decide to withhold the
The first ?ease of Asiatie cholera has
been officially announced in Vienna. It
was the case of a wounded offleer
brought from Galicia. The patient has
been isolated and it is reported that
he is recovering.
TO A FINISH
Admits Zapata Alliance >
tvltfi Chief of North
TELLS DIPLOMATS HE
CANT GRANT DEMAND
General Angeles Rustiest
Field Guns and Troops
in;, in Mexico was predicted by Gen-1
era" Carranza to-day to the diplomatie ;
corps in Mexico City, according to Um- ;
cial advices to the .--Hate Department, j
Th; First Chie* explained to the diplo?
mats who gathered at his request that
Zapata had refused to attend or send
delegate? to *hc nstional convention
called for October 1, and that his
Torces were active in the south. ?le
also describe ' in detail events leading
up to the rupture with General- Villa,
saying that the blame for further
blooelshed would he Villa's, as Car?
ranza troops would art only on the de?
"Watchful waiting" for levelopmcms
in the Mexican situation has been re?
sumed by the Wilson administration,
| the waiting just now being tinged with
i much anxiety because of the fact that
practica'ly nothing was received 10
day regarding the activities of either
Villa or Carranza.
"We have not received a line from
i Mexico," declared the acting Secre?
tary of State, Mr. Lansing, late *o
Announcement wr.s made in of?itial
quarters that strict neutrality would
mark the administration's attitude tow?
ard the dispute between Villa and Car?
ranza, although there Is strong reason
to believe that the sympathies of Pres?
ident Wilson and Secretary Bryan are
still with Villa
The general belief in administration
quarter* is that the war between the
two latest factions in Mexico will De
fought to the end. as advices are to
the effect that the attitude' of Villa
and Carranza appears to be unyieldir.??.
There arc others, however, tt] o believe
that Carranza will make concessions
' when he realizes that the attitude of
the United States is hostile to his
Consideration is beir.g given to a
suggestion that the embargo placed on
: the shipment of arms and ammunition
to Mexico be restored.
Official information has come to the
] Washington government from General
Funston and others with a derinitenesi
! that li regarded as beyond question
; that Zapata and Villa are working in
harmony against Carranza, and expert,
the support of ex-Federal*- who fled the
i capital because Carranza would give*
i them no guarantees. One of Villas
' chief demands has been that meri
i torious officers who supported Huerta
' be taken into the new national army.
' only thoso directly implicated in the
1 overthrow of Madero being barred.
I Francisco Carbajal, ex-provisional
I President, and Ceneral Felix Dias are
I ready to support Villa.
Rear Admiral Fletcher, commarder of
j the Atlantic flee las recommended
tha* four battleships be retained tem
! porarily in Mexican waUre. while the
j remainder of the fleet go North fot
! target practice. The opinion is now
general that the Ur.itei States troop?
j at Vera Cms will not be withdrawn
until the Villa-Carranza ?-ontroversy is
The following report from General
Funston was -?-??n-ived to ?ay:
"One of the two wires of the cable
company io Mexico City is working.
t'oatl-iuet) oa page f. cs-tama t
KRUPP FACTORY IS
RUN DAY AND NIGHT
6un and Ammunition Depart?,
ments Keep 46,000 Men
Ldinburgh. Sept. 26. A Scotchwom?
an ?vho has returned here from Ger?
many, where she has been staying
with friends at Essen, relates that
work is going on at the Krupp gun
factory feverishly day and night. The
gun and ammunition departments onlv
are being operated, but these keep
?16.000 men constantly employed.
This woman relates also that for?
eign spies have been numerous, and
that one day fourteen Russians,
dressed as women, were shot.' She,
aays that food is abundant in Kssen, j
and some of it is even cheaper than |
before the \.-ar.
EMDEN DROPS IN
[By Cabla? to Th?' Triliir.?.]
Calcutta, Sept. 26.- The German
cruiser Kinder-, which has been raid?
ing British commerce in these waters
and bombarded Madras a few days ago,
has reappeared. Pondicherry woke up
Thursday morning to find her lying at
anchor a mile and a half in front of
the Government House.
Presently she steamed away in a i
colony in africa
Coco Beach Taken After j
Two German Vessels
BoWfc-airx, Sept. 26.? The Mis i J
?latin? aaflQnun-wl.uaijp-daf-, thi* th?,
French gunoo?t Burp?!??.' took po?ses-|
eion of Coco Beach, in atamarun, the i
German colony, in Western Equatorial !
Africa, on September 21.
Victor Augagneur. the Minister of |
Marine, announced the captur? of Coro i
Beach at the Cabinet meeting this j
morning He said that previous to
landing her marines, who dislodged the
German ?roops on shore, the Surprise,'
which il an unarmored vessel of only
1080 tons, and carries ten small guns,
?tank two vessels belonging to the Ger?
man anxillary fleet, the Rhlos and the
Ilato. M. Augagneur declared it wa.-t a
brilliant exploit for the little ship.
Coco Beach Is at the entrance of the
Muni River, which falls into the sea in
Coriseo Bay. This territory was ceded ?
,tn Germany as a result of the Franco-!
German Congo agreement of 1911.
7,000 GERMAN DEAD
FOUND AT TROYON
f London, Sept. 26. ?A Reutcr dispatch j
fiom Paris says:
"Wounded who have arrived at Mont- i
, lucon give details, of the siege of Fort ?
! Troyon. near Verdun. They say that, '
I while the Germans were bombarding
| the commander of the fort did not re
i.h The enemy, believing that the
, fort had been evacuated, approached to
destroy a redoubt.
"The commander of the fort then set
! ftie to two cartloads of straw inside :
i tin- ntrueture. and the Germans, con
i vinced that their shells had started
the lire and that they could easily take
, the place, advanced in close forma
1 tion. , , '
"The French suddenly unmasked
i their mitrailleuses, which opened a (
deadly lire. The number of German
bodies abandoned on the slopes around
Fort Troyon is estimated at 7,000."
FILL 18 TRAINS
London. Sept. 26.- An Amsterdam
! dispatch to the Central Newa says, on |
authority of a dispatch from Maest
I rieht, that between the hours of 8:30;
! a. m. and 1:30 p. m. on Friday eighteen ;
? trainloads of wounded Germans passed :
through Aix-la-Chapelle from France. '
i GRAIN-LADEN SHIP
A BRITISH PRIZE
Faimouth. England, Sent. 26.?The ?
: German ship Ossa, of 1.800 tons, bound
! from Portland. Ore., for Ipswich with a
1 cargo of wheat and barley, was brought
into this port to-day by a British war?
ship as a prize.
Decisive Encounter Is Ex?
pected on Borders of
ARMY OF 800.000
Russia Is Confident Gen.
Rennenkampf Is Another
Joffre in Strategy.
CUT UP IN SKIRMISH
Presence of These Soldiers Muy ;
Alean That Emperor Him
self Will Take Field.
f?y U'irW.??.? via laOUlabur-f. X, .- |
Petrograd, Sept. M. The belief is
universal in all official quarters here
that a great and decisive battle is im?
minent e.- the borders of East Prussia.
There is < -mplete onfidencc in Gen
llennenkampf, who has had Uii own
way, ^nasmuch as the fighting, when
it cornea, will be on German ground
chosen by himself.
Like ?tleneral Joffre, he lias known
v.- to fall back in good order to po?
sitions of advantage.
An ar..iy corps a day, carried in 250
trains on four avaUnblc railways, is
rate at which Germa; y is rein?
forcing her army in East Prussia. To
these must be added the troops which
are being hurried from Berlin anel
Schneiilemiih! (in Posen) down to Bal?
tic ports foi transport by ?ca. Along
the whol.* western !in from * r
Memcl inorthca.-t of Kocn ?s'oerg- in
'.' I north to the frontic ? of the govern?
ment of Kalisch (Poland) the? armies
are ii? touch, groping by mean.- of
reconnni-?sance?-< and minor colll 'on*
at the tari.- ni' each other's strength
We know that to eleven army corps
alreaelv in Kt?*t Prussia a ist now '.:.?
added at least live rao e, of whl h there
arc -erves, and that, further, there
is a secondary army on the Kalisch
frontier, whose function i. to cover the
German right. At least 800,000 ?er
man troops of all classes are gathered
to try to balance tlio Austrian failures.
ccidents Mar Transportation.
The concentration, however, has not
gone forward with 'hat clockwork
smoothness which is the Prussian ideal.
C n the line from Ebbin to Koeiii-js
berg n troop train lei'- the rails, caus?
ing -n. ? loss of life, the number *f
e ??Baltics being variously stated, and
a good eleal of ele ay has also
been, du- to an accident ' i troop?
ship which grour ed in tho entrance
to the. ship canal connecting Koenigs
b rg with the ser.. Th': new ti-jps
range (rom active corps sent over from
France and ! ' :ium, their ranks hav?
ing been repaired b rescr ..its, to
. rivalry patrol w'iieh pusheei for?
ward to Stredniki, halt' way between
tlie frontier aim Kovno. and was
t'.tre cut to piece while attempting to
cross ti.e N'ienicn. included a number
o- troopers of the Garde d Corps,
those wbite-clad, caj;le-helii*ettcd cuir
. liers who in normal t*.??> embellish
Bcrli?. and Pot-da..i. Probably t' c
counts for rumors which lia.o been cur
rr L in t' ' army that the Kaiser him?
self ir; coming east to Dantzig or iloe
A member of the Douma who has juit
been traversing region, of Southern
Continued on page .",, ? oltimu ;
Peril Faces Germans if They
Retire to Meuse, S?ys Expert
By C. INMAN BARNARD.
I Special Correspondent New York Tribune. |
I'ari?, Sept. ?6.?General Lacroix, the military critic ot l.c Tempt,"
takes a very hopeful view of the battles of the fournie and the OU?, when:
ter: ?lie lighting continues, by the Allies to overlap and turn the German
reinforced right, and by the German? to prevent t lient from ?Icing so.
Lacroix points out our folly in attempting direct attacks up the
Germans' strong r.-bb'.t warren, intrenchnu-nts protected with barbe.l wire
and flanked by machine gun?, until those ?iosition-, are shaken by artillery.
He predicts that the Germana will ?ventu.illy meet the greatest difficulties
in disengaging themselves from their present lines to carry mit their plan
of establishing thcmsclvc? in bMreached positions un the Meuse already
PRINCE OSCAR'S HEART
PUTS HIM OUT OF WAH
Berlin (via The Hague and I.on
don). Sept. 2?.?Prince Oscar, the
Kmperor's fifth son, it wan an?
nounced to-day. is suffering from a
heart affection due to his exertions
in the Held, and has been obliged to
lea? e III?* regiment. He is under the
care of physicians at Mats.
The Kmpress received a letter last
night from the Kmperor, la which
he referred optimistically to the
FLEETS OF ALLIES
BUSY IN ADRIATIC
Heavy Bombardment Near Cat
taro?Pelagosa Fortress Dis*
Rome, Sept. 26. The fleets of Grcjat
Britain and France are to-day bom?
barding heavily all the fortified Aus?
trian positions in the vicinity of Cat
taro, in Dalmatia.
A wireless dispatch received from
the commandant of the French fleet an?
nounces that the powerful Austrian
fortress of Pelagor.a has been disman?
London, Sept. 2i>. There are signs of
activity in the Adriatic, ?vhare the ;
Anglo-French fleet has been waiting in
the hope that the Austrian fleet would
show itself. This is a difficult sea for
naval operations. To minimize this
the Allies have taken the islands of
Pelagosa and I.issa. which are splendid '
base.? for .small craft wishiug to inter?
cept bigger vessels entering the sea.
The taking of these islands will af?
ford the Allies better protection in
their attacks against Cattaro.
MOMENT TO STRKT
Expected to Join Allies
When Specific Action
r*?aaMs to The> Tr!lur.?\ |
I.?union, Sept. '.'-. Following Win?
ston Churchill's utterances, which :
g:v c rather substantial reasons for
Italy's participating in the war on the
side of the Allies, there ia renewed in?
terest in Italy's probable action. In?
quiry in authoritative quarters indi?
cates that Italy is not ready to act
just no?', although there is grountl for
believing she ultimately will enter the
conflict on the side of the Allies.
The British government officially is
tioing nothing, not desiring to put
, itself in the position of dragging Italy ,
? into war, hut there seems little doubt '
that this government feels certain
that, sooner or later. Italy will take :
? part in the war. At present Italy is
in a position ?rhere her participation
would he founded only on opportunity ?
to take advantage, for selfish reasons,
of Austria's weakness and imperilled
position. Italy la awaiting a better
moment for action, when she may join
with justification on account of some
specific action. Just what this may
be remains undisclosed, but there is
tetaoi to believe this opportunity will
Knglanii's official information coin
? ules with the press reports of the at?
titude of the public in favor of war.
The government, however, is described
us holding an attitude of strict neu?
trality and endeavoring to avoid the
danger of being forced to war through
popular clai.ior. In the mean time the
Allies are content with Italy's atti?
tude. If Italy had cast her lot with
the German-Austrian campaign it
would not be nearly so favorable, as
France would have been compelled to
send a largr army to the Italian fron?
tier, while the naval situation 'in the
Mediterranean would have been great?
ly i-omplicated. In that way Italy's
. position is decidedly helpful, and there
* is reason to belie?.c she is most friend?
ly to the Allies, while there la hope
of her final activity.
Turkey's decision is awaited with
: ?qual interest. Observers here think
Germany'') machinations are making
an unfavorable impression at Constan?
tinople, where the government is
?luick in discerning what is best for
? itself. Kvidenec at hand convinces of?
ficials that Germany is overdoing the
propaganda in Turkey in the same
manner as in America, thus lessening
the chance.? of Turkey participating
in the war.
AUSTRIA COUNTS ON
LOYALTY OF ITALY
By CaMs to "hi Tuf i
Milan (via London), Sept. 26. A
statement of prime importance occurs
in an interview reproduced here to?
night which Henry Nelson, a Berlin
war correspondent at Vienna, had with
n Vustrian general at headquarters.
"In order that the Au?tro-Hungarian
arm*f may crush vastly superior
forces," said the general, "we arc leav?
ing our southern frontier altogether
open, in the sure and certain confi?
dence that Italy's loyalty to the Triple
Alliance vill eontinue unshaken, de?
spite all machinations of the Triple
"Thus oui' Tyrolasan Chasseurs are
united with the Moslem Magyars,
northern Slavs with southern Slavs.
i Rumanians with Ruthenians and Croa?
tian? in friendl. alliance against Rus
I -ia." i
ATTACKS ON ALLIES
GROW MORE VIOLENT,
BUT ALL ARE HALTED
Kaiser's Troops Make General Onslaught
Without Success?French Win
Ground in Region of Woevre.
INVADERS THROWN BACK ON MEUSE
Meet Check After Crossing River ? Joffre's
Reservists Drive Back Enemy Holding
Line of Frontier.
Paris, Sept. 26.?The following official communication wm
issued just before midnight:
"The enemy has attacked along the entire front, but has
everywhere been repulsed.
"On our left wing we are making progress. On the heights
of the Meuse the situation remains unchanged. In .the Woevre re?
gion we continue to gun some ground."
Both the official and unofficial dispatches show that the widely
separated wings of the opposing armi?es in Northern France are j
still striking heard blows at each other in an effort to bre?ak through.
The communication made public to-night has a distinctly mar?
I favorable tone, from the Allies' standpoint, than the fcUo>wiog ena,
a ??a? ffga
, t$l<ued this afternoon, which, though declaring that both aide? had
I made tome progress, indicated that the Germans had gained tome
advantage on the Allies' right:
"First?On our left wing, between the Somme ?and the Oise,
the battle continues very violently. Betw?een the River Oise and
Soissons our troops have advanced slightly. The enemy httH^
attempted an attack.
"?Between Soissons and Rheims there has been no important
change in the situation.
GERMANS CROSS RIVER MEUSE.
"Second?On the centre, between Rheims and Verdun, the
situation also is unchanged. In the Woevre region the enemy IsM
been able to cross the River Meuse in the vicinity of Saint-MsWll,
but the offensive taken by our troops already has to a large e-stMft
thrown him back upon the river.
"To ?the south of the Woevre region our attacks have not
ceased to progr?ess. The 14th German Army Corps has fallen ?Writ
after having suffered great losses.
"Third?On our right wing (in Lorraine and in the Vosfv)
the effective Germana seem to have been reduced. These deteHsV
ments (?of the enemy) which had at certain points driven back ?taw
advanced post? have been repulsed by the entrance into action ?of
For three days ?or more a violent battle has been raging in the
hills and plains between the rivers Oise ?and Somme. From the
official accounts, both German and French, it is evident that, in
the frontal attack on the Germans' strongly fortified and well re?
inforced positions further south, the Allies have made .some slight
progress, the Germans apparently being satisfied to remain on the '
defensive until the battle on the flank has been decided.
FRENCH RESERVISTS HOLD GROUND.
Though from Soissons to Rheims and thence to Verdun there
has been no change in the situation, in the south of Woevre the
French continue to make progress and have defeated with heavy
losses a German ?corps. The battle front is thus more than ISO
On the French extreme right the French reservists apparently
have given a good account of themselves, aa they have taken ?the
offensive and repulsed the German forces ?holding the line along
London, Sept. 26.?A Central News dispatch from Copen?
hagen says :
"The German General Staff in its report on the battle m
France states that the operations on the extreme right wing have
led to fresh engagements, which have not yet ended.
"On ?the centre there has been no change.
"Fort Camp de Romaina, at Samt-Mihiel, south of Verdun,
has been taken by the Germans and the German flag has been
hoisted ?upon it. The German troops have passed the Mease.
"There has been no farther change on the western or eastern
The official press bureau to-day issued this statement :
"There has been much activity ?on the part of the ?enemy all
al?ong the line.
"Some heavy co?olar attacks have been repulsed and a ?con
sideraMe loss has been inflicted on the enemy."
An Engnahman, writing from the Maubeuge district, reveals
some of the remarkable preparations made by the Germans for
, the pr?tent war. Hit letter says:
"The Germans installed, a long time before the war, certain